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Dok Danie Craven se kroegstorie

October 12, 2014
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Dok Danie Craven – hy sou Saterdag verjaar het – was geen drinker nie, maar daar was tog die dag toe hy die hoteleienaar gedwing het om ‘n kroeg oop te stel.
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Posted in Original Contributions, Rugby Personalities | 6 Comments »

Oplossing vir Saru se Kings-dilemma

September 24, 2014
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Die weeskind van Suid-Afrikaanse rugby, die Oostelike Provinsie Kings, gaan die Suid-Afrikaanse rugbybase nog slapelose nagte besorg.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 2 Comments »

Jurie Roux in knyp oor bedrog

August 12, 2014
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Die Universiteit Stellenbosch is ongelukkig omdat Saru na bewering `n vertroulikheidsooreenkoms verbreek het deur `n forensiese verslag aan die rugbyliggaam se hoofbeampte, Jurie Roux, bekend te maak.
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Posted in Rugby Administration | 1 Comment »

Saru looking at Singapore for Super18

July 7, 2014
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Singapore has leapt to the front of the queue as the favourite to be the 18th Vodacom Super Rugby franchise from 2016 if reports are to be believed.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 10 Comments »

Heyneke en die driejaar-slagyster

July 7, 2014
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Die laaste drie Springbokafrigters se groot probleme het almal in hul derde jaar uitgebreek, en Heyneke Meyer is nou in sy derde jaar aan die stuur.
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Baie Bokke was nie op Cravenweek

July 3, 2014
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Is swak keurwerk of laat ontwikkeling die rede dat so baie Springbokke nie Cravenweekspelers is nie?
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Posted in Craven Week | 5 Comments »

Cheetahs loop leeg

July 1, 2014
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As Adriaan Strauss vir die Bulls gaan speel, sal hy hom by ‘n hele spul spelers voeg wat die Vrystaatse span gaan verlaat. Trevor Nyakane en Lappies Labuschagne soek ook ander weivelde. Nyakane sou na die Bulls gegaan het, maar die Stormers bie ook vir sy dienste, terwyl Labuschagne vir die Sharks of die...
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Posted in SA Unions / Teams | 7 Comments »

Heyneke lig die sluier

June 4, 2014
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There is a lot of sound reasoning behind the Springbok coach’s plans with the first Bok team of the year.
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Posted in Springboks | 2 Comments »

Jake White: Suur druiwe?

June 2, 2014
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Pleks van almal te blameer, moet Jake White dalk hand in eie boesem steek vir die Shark se nederlaag teen die Stormers. Article by Boertjie Maandag was die dag vir verskonings nadat die Sharks en die Bulls die haas onmoontlike vermag het deur teen die Stormers en die Lions te verloor. Die Sharks s’n...
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Posted in Super 15 | 25 Comments »

Ellende tref De Allende

June 2, 2014
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Damian de Allende – wat na ‘n waarskynlike keuse gelyk het – moes hom weens die kniebesering wat hy teen die Sharks gekry het aan die Springbokgroep onttrek. Marnitz Boshoff vervang hom. Die 22-jarige senter van die Stormers se skandering het getoon dat hy tussen vier en ses weke sal moet uitsit, wat beteken...
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Posted in Springboks | 4 Comments »

Saru to fold in face of quota demands?

April 23, 2014
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It seems that the gutless SA Rugby Union is on its way to give in to Fikile Mbalula’s ridiculous demand of a 60-40 black/white composition in SA teams.
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Posted in Transformation | 3 Comments »

Aussie-poging om SA te systap kry teenspoed

April 7, 2014
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‘n Poging deur Australië om ‘n wegbreek Transtasmaniese kompetisie met minimum deelname deur Suid-Afrika te hou is deur die Nieu-Seelandse swaargewigte afgeskiet.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 9 Comments »

‘Bulls’ mauls are totally illegal’

April 3, 2014
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Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has dubbed the Bulls deadly rolling mauls from lineouts as ”totally illegal”, but says there will be no pre-match approach to the referee or post-match whinge.
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Posted in Laws and Technical Issues | 2 Comments »

WP wil weer hol met die bôl

April 1, 2014
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Gert Smal, nuut aangestelde direkteur van WP Rugby, se hoof mikpunt sal wees om weer ‘n kultuur van vyftienman-wenrugby in die unie te vestig.
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Posted in SA Unions / Teams | 51 Comments »

‘Skrumreël moet dadelik verander’

March 25, 2014
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‘Skrumreël moet dadelik verander’

Rugby se skrums is voortdurend onder die soeklig en’n vooraanstaande afrigter voel dat nóg ‘n verandering dadelik gemaak moet word.
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Posted in Laws and Technical Issues | 1 Comment »

Dis nie net Bulls wat spelers oppot nie

March 23, 2014
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Baie is gesê oor BRENDAN VENTER se storie oor die oppot (hoarding) van spelers. Dit strek natuurlik wyer as die Bulls.
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Posted in General Discussions, SA Unions / Teams | 9 Comments »

Bulls guilty of hoarding

March 19, 2014
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The Bulls are guilty of hoarding players to detriment of the players and the franchise, writes BRENDAN VENTER.
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Posted in Expert Opinion | 62 Comments »

Four ways to fix the scrum

March 18, 2014
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“In New Zealand, from a young age you are taught how to destabilise a scrum.” – Edward Pye, a Roar pro on The Roar.
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Posted in Laws and Technical Issues | 16 Comments »

Why the Sharks are razor sharp

March 17, 2014
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BRENDAN VENTER discusses the Sharks’ success and asks: When are we going to see consequences for shocking refereeing performances?
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Posted in Super Rugby | 9 Comments »

Building a mega mediocrity

March 10, 2014
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Increasingly the decision to expand Vodacom Super Rugby in 2016 is looking like a decision to grow an enormous mediocre monster, writes RYAN VREDE.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 7 Comments »

Diagnosis of defeat

March 1, 2014
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It’s a bit dated, but I’m sure you’ll still find this piece by BRENDAN VENTER worth reading.
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Posted in General Discussions | 16 Comments »

S15 gives SA sides unfair advantage

February 27, 2014
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Here are the latest blood rising musings of your favourite rugby scribe, an Aussie with a Greek name.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 3 Comments »

Refs must be tougher on 9′s

February 26, 2014
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Lyndon Bray, SANZAR’s Game Manager, wants referees to “get stronger” on committing the scrumhalves to a proper feed and forcing hookers to hook for the ball.
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Posted in General Discussions | 2 Comments »

Ons beste rugbybrein sit eenkant

February 20, 2014
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Waar is Brendan Venter? Hoekom sit een van die land se heel beste rugbybreine op die kantlyn?
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Posted in Laws and Technical Issues | 5 Comments »

‘Swop S15 for English clubs’

January 26, 2014
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Jake White has suggested South African teams could ditch Super Rugby in favour of a tournament with English teams.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 27 Comments »

Boks can go tops in 2014

January 17, 2014
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Jean de Villiers believes South Africa have the players that put the Springboks at the top of the rankings.
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Posted in Springboks | 15 Comments »

The Perth(fect) braai

January 17, 2014
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After being the first South African to join the Western Force, many of Sias Ebersohn’s countrymen have now joined him the west.
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Posted in General Discussions | 5 Comments »

Rugby comes second to dodgy refs

December 16, 2013
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New Zealand achievements were rivalled for attention and at times even overshadowed by the TMO and refereeing incompetence that blighted 2013.
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Posted in Laws and Technical Issues | 4 Comments »

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